Buffalo Chickpea Dip
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Two of the most in-demand game day snacks have to be Buffalo wings and hummus. But why pick between spicy and smooth when you can have the best of both worlds?
This dip is fiery and addictive. It’s extra smooth thanks to a dose of Greek yogurt, which also helps keep it much healthier than your typical bowl of dip.
It’s topped with crunchy celery, tangy blue cheese and an extra drizzle of wing sauce for an extra kick.
How to Make Buffalo Chickpea Dip
This recipe seriously comes together in just minutes! You can make it ahead of time and stash it away in the fridge until you’re ready to eat, or dive in right away.
While you could make the Buffalo Chickpea Dip by mashing everything together with a fork or potato masher, I highly recommend using a food processor. It will whip everything together to make it nice and silky smooth.
Rinse and drain your chickpeas and add them to the food processor along with the wing sauce, yogurt, and lemon juice. Let it process until smooth. If it’s a little too thick, you can add more yogurt to help thin it out a bit.
I like garnishing the top with some chopped celery, pieces of blue cheese, and an extra drizzle of Buffalo wing sauce.
Now all you need to do is decide what you want to dip into this bowl of deliciousness!
What to Dip in Buffalo Chickpea Dip
I have some favorite dippers for this dish, but really the sky is the limit!
When I first made this dip back in 2014, I was sent a case of chips from Late July.
Each variety was delicious, but my husband and I agreed that Red Hot Mojo was the perfect accompaniment for the Buffalo Chickpea Dip. It adds a bit of smokiness that really compliments the chickpea goodness. Sea Salt by the Sea Shore was a close 2nd.
And we may have polished off an entire bag of Dude Ranch before I even finished chopping the celery garnish. Don’t judge.
The Late July chips are great because they’re all organic, non-GMO, 100% whole grains, lightly salted/low sodium, gluten-free, and peanut & tree nut free… and absolutely delicious! Most of the flavors are even vegan.
And Late July is an independent, family-owned company that donates 10% of its profits to charity. What’s not to love?
To win some free Late July and Stonyfield products of your own, check out the giveaway details after the recipe below!
The last few times I made this dip, I opted for celery sticks (a natural choice to go with anything Buffalo-style), veggie chips, carrot sticks, and pretzels. We really like these Butter Snaps from Snyder’s – they’re a great shape for dipping.
When I make this dip to go, I like to prep the dippers in advance. I’ll often clean and cut the veggies and pop them into my favorite reusable bags in the fridge.
This dip is also delicious used as a spread for sandwiches and wraps. It’s so easy to put together and is always a hit, especially as part of game day appetizer spreads.
My Buffalo Chickpea Dip was a favorite with the Stonyfield crew, and they even did some in-store demos of my recipe around the country. Pretty cool!
What are your go-to game day snacks? I’d love to hear about them in the comments section below!
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Recipe for Buffalo Chickpea Dip
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Buffalo Chickpea Dip
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 Servings 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: American
Two of the most in demand game day snacks have to be Buffalo wings and hummus. But why pick between spicy and smooth when you can have the best of both worlds?
- 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 tablespoons FRANK’S® REDHOT® BUFFALO WINGS SAUCE, plus more for garnish
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like using a whole milk variety)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 stalk celery, diced, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese, for garnish
- Place chickpeas, wing sauce, yogurt and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Purée until smooth.
- Place in a bowl, drizzle with more wing sauce and sprinkle celery and blue cheese on top. Serve with chips and/or fresh veggies for dipping. Would also be great smeared on a sandwich!
If you have time to chill this dip, it tastes even better!
If using regular yogurt (not Greek), start with 2 tablespoons and add more if needed to make sure the texture of the dip isn’t too loose.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 144
- Sugar: 1.1 g
- Sodium: 756.8 mg
- Fat: 5.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
- Fiber: 5.2 g
- Protein: 8.8 g
- Cholesterol: 7.6 mg
Keywords: game day, super bowl, buffalo dip
And now for the giveaway! Do you want to win your very own sampler pack of Late July chips PLUS coupons for free Stonyfield yogurt so you can make delicious dips in your own kitchen? Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite party food is. The contest will close on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 12 noon (Eastern Standard Time). One winner will be chosen via random.org and will be contacted via email to get mailing information. Good luck, everyone!
UPDATE – The winner has been selected via random.org – CONGRATS to itzia!
my favorite party food is definitely chips and salsa.
Congrats – itzia! You’re the winner of this giveaway. I will be emailing you shortly to get your shipping information so your prize package can be sent out 🙂
My favorite party food is all the cheeses.
Joanne (eats well with others)
I can’t eat most of the stuff with buffalo stuff all over it, which is always SO SAD. Totally digging this hummus.
It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I really like bacon-wrapped water chestnuts.
Veggies and dip
My favorite party food is smoked salmon dip or anything with goat cheese.
Easy party food= homemade bean dip and chips
More difficult= stuffed mushrooms
All That's Left Are The Crumbs
I pretty much love anything you can put on a cracker or a chip. We have really been into hummus lately, and are always looking for variations. This looks great, and I can’t wait to try it.
my favorite party food is chips and salsa!
My favorite party food is buffalo chicken dip!
My favorite party food is jalapeno popper dip.
I LOVE this idea! Usually us vegetarians are left out of the buffalo dip party but not this time! 😉
This is going on the list for Sunday – how fun!